All We Know About Alex Morgan biography, Career, Family, Networth
Alex Morgan, an American soccer player, has won numerous accolades. She was awarded the Olympics Gold Medal in 2012 as well as the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2015 with her team. After playing for the ‘Cypress Elite’ in youth soccer, she then joined college to play for the ‘California Golden Bears. She was the number one draft pick by ‘Western New York Flash’ in 2011 WPS Draft. She went on to play for the team’s championship win. She has been a
player for many clubs, including the ‘Portland Thorns FC and ‘West Coast FC’ over the years. She was the youngest player to be selected for the US women’s national soccer team in 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup. She currently plays as a forward. She scored the game-winning goal in the semi-final of the 2012 London Olympics against
Profiling Alexandra Morgan Carrasco
A Quick Glance At Alexandra Morgan Carrasco
Full Names Alexandra Morgan Carrasco
Place of birth San Dimas, California, U.S
Date Of Birth July 2, 1989
State of Origin San Dimas, California, U.S
Current team San Diego Wave
career Number 20
2015–2017 Young Boys
2017–2022 Borussia Mönchengladbach
2022– → Chelsea (loan)
2014–2015 Switzerland U19 8
2015–2016 Switzerland U21
Salary £450,000 yearly
Net Worth $3 million.
Canada. She became the youngest US player to score more than 20 goals in one year, scoring 28 goals and assisting with 21 assists. She was the US Soccer Female Athlete Of The Year that year. She is currently a forward for Orlando Pride and Olympique Lyonnais. Her off-field activities include writing four books and appearing in magazines and TV.
Alex Morgan was born Alexandra Patricia Morgan Carrasco, July 2, 1989 in San Dimas (California), USA to Michael T. Morgan & Pamela S. She was raised in Diamond Bar, California with her older sisters Jeni and Jeri.
She was a multisport athlete from her childhood. She attended ‘Diamond Bar High School,’ where she showed potential in speed and sprinting. She was named All-American by the ‘National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
At 14 years old, she joined Cypress Elite. This marked her debut in club soccer. She was part the club team that won the under-16 Coast Soccer League championship. She also achieved third place in the club team’s Under-19 division.
At age 17, she was selected for the United States women’s under-20 national soccer team. However, due to an anteriorcruciate ligament (ACL), injury, she couldn’t play until April 2008.
She was also a member of the state and regional teams of the ‘Olympic Development Program (ODP).
She graduated one semester earlier from University of California Berkeley with a degree of Political Economy. She was a member of the ‘California Golden Bears,’ where she played from 2007 through 2010. She was the first Californian player to be named among the top three finalists in the ‘Hermann Trophy’ during her junior year.
She made her international debut at 2008 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship in Puebla (Mexico), where she played against Cuba and scored her first international goal.
She participated in the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. Her fourth goal helped the US team win the tournament. It was also the tournament’s most important goal. She was the third-highest scorer and second-best player in the tournament, earning her a Bronze Shoe as well as a Silver Ball.
She led the Golden Bears to consecutive NCAA Tournaments for four years, while also moving twice to the second round. Her Berkley career ended in 2010 when she was ranked third on the all-time goals achieved list with 45 goals, and also third in points with 107.
She made her first international appearance in March 2010, when she was a substitute for Mexico. She also scored her first international goal while substitute playing against China in October 2010.
She scored against Italy in November 2010 in a crucial game that was regarded as her most important goal. This goal helped the US team reach the final of FIFA Women’s World Cup.
“Western New York Flash” drafted her number one in the 2011 WPS Draft. It was January 14, 2011. In the 14 matches she played, she scored four goals. The club won the WPS Championship title that year, as well as the regular season title.
Morgan, 22 years old, was the youngest US female player in the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011. The team won silver and finished second. Morgan’s first goal came in the semi-final match against France on July 13.
In 2011, she scored her first FIFA World Cup Final goal in Japan and became the first player in history to both score and assist in a World Cup final.
In 2012, she joined the ‘Seattle Sounders Women’ and has only appeared three times for the club. She scored the winning goal against Canada in semis to help the US team reach the final of the Summer Olympics. Morgan was awarded an Olympic gold medal for her efforts in securing the US team victory.
She scored 28 goals and collected 21 assists in 2012, making her one of two American women (along with Mia Hamm) to score 20 goals and 20 assists per year. She was also the youngest and sixth US player to score twenty goals per year.
She was awarded the U.S. Soccer Female Award of the Year in 2012.
In 2013, she was named CONCACAF Female Soccer Player of the Year. From 2013 to 2015 she played for the Portland Thorns FC, which she joined through National Women’s Soccer League Player Allocation.
Portland Thorns won on August 31st the NWSL Championship, while Morgan was a winner of the NWSL Second XI Team on August 28th.
Thorns sold her to Orlando Pride, an exchange that was announced on October 26, 2015. She was part of the US women’s national team that won the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2015.
She was also part of the US team that won the Four Nations Tournament 2011, Algarve Cup 2013 and 2015, CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2012 and 2016, CONCACAF Women’s Championship 2014, and She Believes Cup 2016. For her performance at Algarve Cup 2011, she was awarded the golden boot
On January 5, 2017, she signed with Olympique Lyonnais.
She also has other interests, including being a novelist for Simon & Schuster and writing middle-grade series titled ‘The Kicks.’ Her endorsements of major brands such as ‘Nike’ and Coca-Cola’ were featured in ‘The Kicks.
The four-book series, ‘The Kicks,’ which she wrote for children and is now available on Amazon Prime.
Personal Life & Legacy
Alex Morgan, her college sweetheart, married Servando Carasco on December 31, 2014. He plays soccer for Orlando City SC.